A spiced cinnamon scone drizzled with a lightly salted sweet maple glaze. Treat yourself to one of these Cinnamon Scones with your morning cup of coffee or tea.
Just days after my baby girl was born, I was feeling the need to get into the kitchen and bake. Of course, with life being a crazy busy, I wasn’t able to find even a few minutes for baking in those early days. Baking is therapy and I can’t stay away from either for long.
I’ve mainly been baking a few sweet treats like this easy Cinnamon Scone recipe. The recipe is based on my Cream Scones recipe.
Bake me something with cinnamon and maple syrup, and I’m in love. (Case in point, my Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. So yum.)
For these scones, I’ve added a hefty dose of cinnamon to the dough, to make sure the cinnamon flavor can’t be missed. You can always add cinnamon chips too for a cinnamon chip scone. A drizzle of a just-sweet-enough maple glaze completes these Cinnamon Scones and makes it hard to resist going back for seconds. I made the scones a little on the smaller side, so if you grab a second (which I totally did), you don’t have to feel too guilty about it. By the way, if you’ve never made scones with white whole-wheat flour, you’ve got to give it a try. It’s one of my favorite whole grain substitutions, and it totally works.
One final note – these scones are just perfect as they are. Buuut… if you decide to mix some cinnamon chips into the dough, then let’s be friends for life, ok?
- 1 ½ cups white whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. salt
- 8 tbsp. 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
For the glaze:
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place white whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a food processor.* Pulse to combine. Add in the butter pieces and pulse until the largest pieces of butter are the size of small peas, about 6-8 pulses. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
- In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, use a fork to combine the heavy cream and ¼ cup maple syrup. Pour into the flour mixture and use the fork to stir until mostly combined. If a few flour bits remain in the bottom of the bowl, use your hands to gently and quickly knead them into the dough. Optional, fold in cinnamon chips if desired.
- Divide the dough into two equal rounds and transfer to a floured work surface. Press each dough round into a 1-inch thick disk. Cut each disk into six equal triangles and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until barely golden on the edges.
- Let scones cool on the baking sheet before glazing.
- To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, maple syrup, heavy cream, and salt. Drizzle glaze onto cooled scones.
**Scones can be frozen before or after baking. Freeze unbaked scones on a baking sheet and then transfer to a zip-top bag. Bake straight from the freezer, adding a few minutes to the baking time.
Kristine, these scones look perfect! I love the cinnamon flavor in here! I always add more cinnamon to recipes than they call for, so I’m loving these. And that maple glaze sounds like the perfect touch! These would be such a great addition to my morning cup of coffee. Pinned!
I’m always adding more cinnamon too! The maple glaze is so good. Thank you for pinning!
These sound wonderful, Kristine! There’s nothing better than snuggling a new baby while eating something homemade!
Thanks, Kelly! I’ve been doing a lot of baby holding while eating lately. At least a lot of that eating has been yummy homemade treats. 🙂
These look picture perfect Kristine! Wishing I had one right now to enjoy with my coffee!
Thank you, Alyssa! I wish I could send you one!
I love these flavors, too, Kristine, and these scones look absolutely perfect for breakfast right now! That glaze looks scrumptious! 🙂
Thanks, Marcie! Wish I could send you one!
These scones look like a perfect addition to breakfast! I love the maple and cinnamon flavors going on, that’s gotta taste delicious! Pinned 🙂
Thank you, Christina! The maple and cinnamon go perfectly together!
So super impressed you have found the time to bake and do blog shoots with such a tiny little newborn! You are superwoman Kristine! These scones sound delicious. Wish I had one to dunk in my coffee right now : )
Thanks, Natalie! I wish I could send you one of these scones! I was able to find a few minutes on the weekend when my husband was home to take photos of these. Weekdays are another story. 🙂
Maple is one of my favorite flavors, especially in winter. These look just lovely!
Thank you, Erin! I love maple too, and the combination of the maple with the cinnamon is just incredible.
Maple is such a rich flavor and cinnamon is so spicy… love these two in winter 🙂
You’re right, Medha, these really are the perfect scones for chilly winter days!
These scones are absolutely gorgeous, Kristine! I am dying over how perfect that maple glaze looks! I’m thinking these are going to be in my future this weekend. 😀
Thank you, Sarah! I hope you can find time to try these! They are my new favorite scone and I think you would love them.
I am so surprised you are even sharing this with your beautiful baby at home. You are a super mom! And I am so glad you did share these because they are wonderful!
Thank you, Jocelyn! These scones are so good I just couldn’t help myself. 🙂
These look incredible Kristine – so glad to see that you’re back in the kitchen. I love a hefty hand of cinnamon in my bake goods and cinnamon chips… Mmmmm!
I always add extra cinnamon when baking! I want to be sure you can taste it in the final product. 🙂
Hershey’s Cinnamon Baking Chips?!!! Where have I been?!! and I love these scones! Perfection!!
Thank you, Alice! I don’t have any cinnamon chips right now but can’t wait to try them in these scones!
These look amazing Kristine! Can’t believe you’re back in the kitchen! But I can, because I was the same way! It’s so hard to stay out sometimes 🙂
It really is so hard to stay out of the kitchen! I just can’t help myself. 🙂
This is such a cool twist on scones. They look so good!
Thank you, Shelby!
Kristine, these scones look so delicious! And I also love that maple glaze!! It looks perfect for this scones! Pinned!
Thank you, Olivia! The glaze really does make these scones!
I love scones, they are one of my fave bfast foods to get out at bakeries! Cinnamon chips sound AMAZING but they really do look perfect as is! So pretty!
I almost always choose the scone when I’m out at a bakery, too! You’re right, these really are perfect as they are. 🙂
Scones are truly the best. Sorry muffins and biscuits, you just can’t beat a good scone! The maple and cinnamon flavor combo makes me feel so warm and cozy, which is a plus since it’s so darn cold right now. I’d love some of these with my coffee! Pinned!
Thank you, Mary Frances! The maple and cinnamon combination really is so good!
These look so good! Is it possible to substitute the whole wheat flour for regular bleached white flour? I want to make these ASAP and I dont have whole wheat flour at home.
Yes, that will work fine. 🙂 I hope you enjoy these!